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Monday, June 23, 2014

Arab Israeli Teenager Killed by Syrians, and Who Cares?

Thirteen (or 15) year old Mohammed Karake was killed by Syrians trying to kill Jewish Israelis, and nobody seems to care.
It has been nearly eight hours since the shooting death of Mohammed Karake, a 13-year-old Israeli citizen of “Palestinian” descent, but as of this writing no prominent Palestinian “support” organization has condemned the murder. The Jewish Press
The Israeli media didn't play up the fact that Karake was an Arab. They kept stressing, only mentioned, his age, (which is different in each news site) called him a teenager.
A 14-year-old boy was killed and two other people were wounded when an anti-tank missile, fired from inside Syria, hit a civilian vehicle belonging to a contractor carrying out routine maintenance work for the Defense Ministry. Jerusalem Post
Also the IDF blog took the same angle stressing the death of a civilian Jewish teen.
An explosion targeted an Israeli civilian vehicle Sunday morning, killing a 15-year-old civilian and wounding two others on the Syria border. In response to the attack, IDF forces fired at military positions in Syria.
“This is not a case of errant fire, but of an intentional attack,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will continue to watch the northern border and react to developments in the field accordingly.”
It's only when his name was publicized that it became clear that his wasn't Jewish. Considering that his death took place while most Israelis are concerned, worried, terrified about the fates of the three boys who were kidnapped from a Gush Etzion bus stop, the mention of his age, only, was clearly to get general public sympathy for the family. Jewish Israelis are a lot less prejudiced and a lot more sympathetic to the Arab Israeli population and Arab children in general than Arabs are to Jews. That's why injured and sick Arabs, no matter which side of the political and border fence, are welcomed into Jewish hospitals for medial care.

Actually, it was the death of Karake and injury to his father and the driver that got the publicity, not that Syria attacked Israel. There's something very dangerously fokokt in that. It's another case of not seeing the forest for the trees.

Now that Israel is battling on the northern front, there is news about Syria.

Unfortunately, there is no real update, change in status re: the search for the three kidnapped Jewish teenagers.
Gilad Michael Ben Bat Galim, Yaccov Naftali Ben Rachel Devora and Eyal ben Iris Teshura
We must continue to pray for them, the health of their families and the safety of our IDF soldiers.

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